Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by Beltone » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:50 pm

Here's a look under the pickguard of the new Jag. Also a short demo of what they sound like with half rounds.

https://youtu.be/yu58Th8Vhn0

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by wooderson » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:42 pm

re that video, his issue is wobble on the high E saddle with 9s or 10s, not enough string tension/break angle. Doesn't sound like 'the mistake Fender made with this bridge' as it needs a neck shim and the bridge raised a bit. Pretty standard for offsets, innit?

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by ls60 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:02 am

That guy drives me up the wall. I've never seen a single one of his videos where a guitar is actually in tune.

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by 601210 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:47 am

With the resurgence of Offsets it seems like we're also seeing a resurgence of people who don't know what to do with them.

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by jagstang » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:01 am

601210 wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:47 am
With the resurgence of Offsets it seems like we're also seeing a resurgence of people who don't know what to do with them.
+1

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by uraniumwilly » Tue May 07, 2019 8:58 am

Another happy customer posts his 70s Jag playing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OgW9ZZtnXU

Pretty good stuff.

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by soul1 » Sun May 19, 2019 3:27 pm

Can anyone comment on:

1) the thickness of the necks on these 2) any issues with the bridge?

I know someone posted a 16 minute (!) video complaining about the bridge, but what is the issue?

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by manwithtitties » Sun May 19, 2019 4:07 pm

soul1 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 3:27 pm
I know someone posted a 16 minute (!) video complaining about the bridge, but what is the issue?
he didn't shim te neck and complained about a spring instead. also he's pretty bad at playing guitar (even compared to me), and even worse at editing.

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by Mechanical Birds » Sun May 19, 2019 4:09 pm

Omg these videos are terrible

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by Mechanical Birds » Sun May 19, 2019 4:11 pm

Can’t wait for the white guy with dreadlocks Anderton’s video where his Eddie Hascal ass sidekick talks shit the whole time about how he wishes he was holding a Strat and completely shows his ass on how little he knows about the instruments’ history.

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by MigJim » Mon May 20, 2019 2:04 am

soul1 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 3:27 pm
Can anyone comment on:

1) the thickness of the necks on these 2) any issues with the bridge?

I know someone posted a 16 minute (!) video complaining about the bridge, but what is the issue?
I've had mine a few weeks now and the neck is chunker than my old AVRI but by no means a 'fat' neck, I actually prefer it shapewise to my AVRI.

I've had zero issues with the bridge either, if someone had told me it was a StayTrem, I wouldn't have actually noticed that it wasn't unless I inspected it closely.

The neck came shimmed from the factory but the bridge still had to be decked in order for it to be playable, so I whacked a couple more shims in there and it plays great now. Annoyingly the neck joint was so tight that I chipped the paint when I took the neck off, but I can't fault squier for that.

Overall its a great guitar, fairly heavy but then all the jags I've had have been and as an ex-AVRI owner it had a lot to live up to, but I'm really chuffed with it.

Any questions let me know

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by uraniumwilly » Wed May 22, 2019 8:22 am

I always buy used, but this Jag was my first new guitar, straight out of the box. When I went to the store and opened it up I showed the store guy some minor scratches on the chrome. He took $60 bucks off.

I dropped it off straight away to my guitar repair guy and he filed the nut, installed 11s, and shimmed and adjusted everything. It plays nice, feels good, sounds great and cost very little money.

It feels like I got away with the treasure. Thanks, Indonesia!

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by prospect » Wed May 22, 2019 9:27 am

soul1 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 3:27 pm
Can anyone comment on:

1) the thickness of the necks on these 2) any issues with the bridge?

I know someone posted a 16 minute (!) video complaining about the bridge, but what is the issue?
I got one of the black ones a few weeks ago. Overall, very impressed with it.

The neck thickness is very comfortable. I'm extremely sensitive to thick/chunky necks (I have small Trump hands), but this neck is very comfortable. Not as slim as 90's MIJ Jag/Mustang necks, but not anywhere near as thick as the modern American Professional offsets.

The bridge is fantastic. It makes me angry that I've spent so much money over the years on Mastery, StayTrem and recently the Marr/AmPro bridges. The saddles are thick, it doesn't buzz, and feels great. If I had to find one gripe with the bridge, it would be that I wish the saddle grooves were a tiny bit deeper - but that's only if I'm truly digging for a criticism. Overall, its an amazing bridge.

Overall thought - I've gone through more Jaguars than I can count (AVRI's, Pre-CBS, CBS,MIJ/CIJ, etc) because I love how they look and how comfortable they are but yet I always have complaints on Jaguars. This is the first Jaguar that I've had where I'm not mad at it. The price helps alleviates my woes with short scale Fenders (lack of sustain and clucky quacky treble strings). These look fantastic, and the stock hardware/electronics are"good enough" where I'm in no rush to swap parts. Full disclosure, I did swap out the trem for a Mastery trem but that was unnecessary. Aside from all the positive notes, I may still not keep it but that's only because I'm struggling with getting the sound I want with short scale guitars. Me contemplating not keeping it has nothing to do with quality, etc. It's a great Jaguar and I wish we have had this level of quality at this price way earlier!

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by The Dead Ranch Hands » Wed May 22, 2019 10:02 am

I really love the look of these things. I hope to try one out sometime if my local store gets them in stock

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jaguar

Post by sirspens » Wed May 22, 2019 4:41 pm

Beltone wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:50 pm
Here's a look under the pickguard of the new Jag. Also a short demo of what they sound like with half rounds.

https://youtu.be/yu58Th8Vhn0
Did this guy say anything correct about this guitar?

Did he say the problem with the high E was that it was not sitting on the back of the bridge, so it was able to "ring out freely"?

Did I hear that correct?

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